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13491 Holm oak - Quercus ilex
Pot Size: 7 litres pot – Height of plant: 100/125 cm.
Delivery by specialised carrier.
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13492 Holm oak - Quercus ilex
Pot Size: 7 litres pot – Height of plant: 100/125 cm.
Unit price available starting from 3 units purchased.
Delivery by specialised carrier.
59.50 Available
1349U Holm oak - Quercus ilex
Plug Plant – Height of plant: 20/30 cm (16/20").
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1349V Holm oak - Quercus ilex
Plug Plant – Height of plant: 20/30 cm (16/20").
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
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1349J Holm oak - Quercus ilex
Young plug plant - Height of plant: 10/20 cm (4/8").
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1349K Holm oak - Quercus ilex
Young plug plant - Height of plant: 10/20 cm (4/8").
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
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1349X Holm oak - Quercus ilex
200 cm3 cell grown forest trees
Height of plant: 10/20 cm (6/12")
Forest origin avaible on request
U.P from 100 units purchased DELIVERY INCLUDED.
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1349D Holm oak - Quercus ilex
200 cm3 cell grown forest trees
Height of plant: 15/30 cm (6/12")
Forest origin not avaible
U.P from 12.000 units purchased DELIVERY INCLUDED.
1.29 2021 Autumn
1349Z Holm oak - Quercus ilex
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Holm Oak, Holly Oak - Quercus ilex (latin)

Area of origin: Mediterranean.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 30m, width up to 30m (98,4').
Foliage: Evergreen.
Soil Type: Avoid soil that is too wet.
Hardiness: Although quite tolerant of cold avoid frequent cold winters of -15°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
The prickly leaves of the Holm Oak are often confused with those of holly. The acorns are enjoyed by animals. In Spain the black pigs that are used to produce the celebrated Jabugo hams are raised under the Evergreen Oaks and eat the acorns.

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Plant, or reforest Holm Oak, Holly Oak, Quercus ilex – Foresters Guide

1) The Holm Oak, Holly Oak (Quercus ilex) is it suitable for my land?

The Holm Oak is a thermophilic species, highly resistant to drought but sensitive to cold humidity (threat of mushrooms). It can grow on any ground and can thrive in less deep chalky soils where there is less competition than in deep soils.

2) Which planting density for my Holm Oak, Holly Oak plot? (Quercus ilex)

The planting density is the number of plants planted in one hectare (acre). Here it means determining the initial number of young plants and to choosing their repartition in the available space.
The planting density is defined by the gaps in between the lines as well as the spacing in between each plant on a same line.
It is the basics of the silvicultural path which must lead to a final trees’ population of quality and to the fulfilment of the land’s owner set goals.

Advice: When choosing the density, think about the width of the tool which will allow the maintenance of the gaps in between the lines. The space in between the lines must allow clear passage for a tractor-drawn, maintenance tool.

For the Holm Oak (Quercus Ilex):

  • The average density is about 2000 plants/hectare. The current rotation (time between two crops) is from 40 to 50 years. The stems are well calibrated for fuel wood. The quantity of exploited wood varies between 100 and 400 m3/hectare.

3) How to prepare the soil to plant Holm Oak, Holly Oak (Quercus ilex)?

In Silviculture, working the soil is a key element in the success of planting. The root system of the tree must take rapidly where planted. Whether the work is done mechanically or manually, we recommend working the soil in its depth for optimum planting.

4) How to plant the Holm Oak, Holly Oak (Quercus ilex)?

a- Receipt, storage and preparation of the plants before planting

  • Upon receipt, place the crates side by side, on a flat surface so as there is no air circulation underneath. Choose a shady spot protected from wind;
  • Maintain a good humidity level of the plants on the crates placed on the edges,
  • Plan for the possibility of watering if planting is delayed or if the plants require water,
  • In case of frost, do not handle the plants and if frost is forecasted for several days, place mulch on the edges.
b- Planting
    Our team of professional planters use a planting cane to place the earth-balled plants in situ. This ergonomic, light tool allows quality, quicker planting work. It is also possible to carry out a traditional planting work using a pickaxe or a spade

    In all case, you must:
  • Dig a hole a little bit larger than the earth-ball ;
  • Position it well in the hole;
  • Cover it entirely;

  • Finally, the worker will tamp down the soil carefully with its foot. It is forbidden to press strongly or again to heel-butt the plant to avoid crushing the earth-ball and damage the root system of the plant.

    Video on planting using a planting cane
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5) How to limit weeds on my Holm Oak, Holly Oak plot (Quercus ilex) ?

During the first years, it is essential to eliminate all self-propagating plants. Not controlled they are going to be in competition with your plants and are going to deprive the young trees of the vital elements they require to grow (water, light and nutritional elements). You must therefore eliminate mechanically this unwanted competition until the trees are big enough to be able to dominate it.

Two types of operations are possible after planting:

    Manual clearing around the plants
    It is in fact acts often carried out using portable thermic Strimmers or billhooks to clear plants on a line or around the plants themselves.
    Mechanical clearing of the space in between the lines
    These actions are done using cutters and flail mowers, horizontal or vertical cutters, mounted on mini excavators or tractors. As a result, they cannot be undertaken outside the spaces available between the tree lines (plants or plants).

6) How to protect my young Holm Oak, Holly Oak plants from wildlife (Quercus ilex) ?

There is a necessity to protect the plot as soon as the population’s density of Cervidae (deer and roe deer in particular) risk leading to significant damage such as undergrowth of the plants or friction of the stems. Sometimes, the setting up of plants’ protection is also necessary as soon as the rodents’ population (rabbits, hares, coypu, voles...) are locally important.

3 types of protections are possible:

  • Individual, mechanical Protections ( dissuasive netting, photo-degradable tubes,...)
  • Protection by total wire-fencing of the plot,
  • Protection by applying a repellent on each plant or on the borders of the plot.
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